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Scott, Burns and Beethoven

A discussion in which Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford explore the links between the writing of Scots romantics such as Walter Scott and Robert Burns and the music of Beethoven.

In 1818 Beethoven's 25 Scottish Songs set to music the words of writers like Robert Burns and James Hogg. Robert Crawford and Fiona Stafford discuss how the Romantic Movement linked the composer with the poetry of Scottish writers like Burns, James Macpherson and Walter Scott. Susan Hitch presents with readings by David Rintoul.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as part of this year's Proms Plus events.

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20 minutes

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Composer Ludwig van Beethoven

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